- 2 hr 30 min
Himmatwala is a Bollywood action-comedy film released in 2013. Directed by Sajid Khan, the movie stars Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia in the lead roles, with Mahesh Manjrekar playing the antagonist. The film is a remake of the 1983 film of the same name starring Jeetendra and Sridevi. The story of Himmatwala is set in the 1980s and revolves around Ravi (Ajay Devgn), a brave and fearless man who returns to his village to take revenge on the evil landlord Sher Singh (Mahesh Manjrekar) who had caused his father's death. Ravi's mission is aided by his love interest Padma (Tamannaah Bhatia), who is the daughter of the village priest.
The film starts with Ravi saving his father's reputation and honor by taking on the evil Sher Singh and his henchmen. Sher Singh, who is the lord of the village, had framed Ravi's father for a crime he didn't commit, leading to his untimely death. Fast forward 25 years, Ravi is all grown up and has returned to his village to avenge his father's death.
The movie is a perfect blend of action, drama, and comedy, with Ajay Devgn delivering a power-packed performance. His portrayal of Ravi is one of his most memorable performances, and he completely steals the show with his over-the-top action sequences and dialogue delivery. Tamannaah Bhatia, on the other hand, plays the role of the bubbly and vivacious Padma with much ease and grace.
Mahesh Manjrekar, who plays the antagonist Sher Singh, is equally impressive in his role. He delivers a powerful performance as the evil landlord who is feared by all in the village. His character is cruel and ruthless, and he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
The music of the film is another highlight, with popular songs like "Taki Taki", "Naino Mein Sapna", and "Thank God It's Friday" becoming instant hits among the audiences. The music is composed by Sajid-Wajid, and the choreography is by Farah Khan.
Overall, Himmatwala is an entertaining watch for those who enjoy action-comedies. It may not be the most critically acclaimed film, but it has its moments and keeps the viewer engaged throughout. The chemistry between Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah Bhatia is adorable, and their on-screen presence is a delight to watch. If you're a fan of Bollywood masala films, Himmatwala is definitely worth a watch.